no puppy…

posted 2 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
74 posts
Worker bee

Aww. What a shame. Maybe if you and your FI spend some time with the adult dogs, one will make him change his mind. Its such a toss up. We got our baby from the pound and he is the sweetest most well mannered Rottweiler. We’ve gone back a few times to find him a playmate but the dogs are always bouncing off the walls and a little aggressive. 

Hope you guys find the perfect furbaby soon. 

Post # 3
5208 posts
Bee Keeper

chica95110:  Many shelter dogs are in the shelter because there was a problem with the owner, not the dog. Please don’t disregard a shelter dog just yet! There are so many awesome dogs in shelters who would make great pets. Why don’t you take your FI to your local humane society and just see what is there? There may be a puppy or young dog that is right for you. If your FI is still dead set against it, there are a lot of rescues that have puppies.

There was just a video that went viral where a guy dumped his dog off in a cul de sac and took off. The dog tried running after the car cause it knew it was getting abandoned. Clearly, issue was the owner who needs a punch in the head(and I can’t imagine people like that having kids….if that is how you handle the responsibility of a pet, get sterilized).

Post # 5
3198 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

chica95110:  It took me months to find the type of shelter dog I wanted.  Although I’m in the U.S. my local shelters only seem to have Pit Bulls and much older dogs.  I wanted a smaller breed (due to apartment living) and a certain temperament.  So I started popping up at the shelter for a few months when I had time.  On the way to the grocery store or just out running errands.  Eventually they will have what you are looking for, but it takes time and patience.  

Remember this is going to be a member of your family and it’s best to get the right fit instead of rushing it.

Post # 6
1494 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

chica95110:  Hi there! im from mexico too! On facebook you cand find shelters near your area that can have puppies. At least in my state there are several civil organisations that shelter dogs (and cats) from puppies to old dogs.

Post # 7
4965 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

chica95110:  I agree with PPs, not all shelter dogs have serious behavioral issues. We got my dog when he was 3 – they found him wandering around a city. He is the SWEETEST, most loveable dog in the world. Totally potty trained – never an accident in the house! He is great with people and other dogs. Hopefully, you could convince your husband to go to the shelter to take a peek at the adults!


Post # 8
38 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

I second the suggestion to look for facebook-based adoption groups in your area.

I live in Puerto Rico, where the situation for strays is also pretty dire. My puppy was rescued from the streets at just under 2 months old by a veterinarian and I found her through a facebook group that connects individual rescuers with potential families. She has been better than I could have ever imagined, quick to train, well tempered, and with no troubling behavioral issues. It breaks my heart to think of the life she would have faced otherwise.

You could also contact veterinarians, who often rescue strays or put up bulletin boards in their office, or ask the nearby shelters regularly until a litter comes in. They do get puppies, but they are generally adopted quickly.

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